Adderall and Amoxicillin shortage: What's going on and why

Critical shortages of the ADHD drug Adderall and the antibiotic amoxicillin have left families reeling as the medicines their loved ones need become harder to

Critical shortages of the ADHD drug Adderall and the antibiotic amoxicillin have left families reeling as the medicines their loved ones need become harder to find.

It's become a familiar struggle as supply and demand have fallen out of sync during the pandemic, with manufacturers of various consumer goods struggling to keep up.

Drugmakers have offered little insight into the reasons for the shortages, other than to blame surging demand. In the case of amoxicillin, demand has become particularly acute amid a so-called tripledemic of Covid, respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, and the flu that are converging this season.

But according to experts, drug companies face few repercussions for not disclosing key information about the production of these medications, such as which third parties manufacture them, or where and how they are produced.

As a result, U.S. consumers remain at the mercy of drug companies when it comes to learning the cause of the shortages or how and when they might be resolved.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/adderall-amoxicillin-shortage-whats-going-on-and-why-rcna58240


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